The comprehensive Rutgers-Newark NJDataBank serves as a focal point for easy access to government information essential to elected officials, legislative staff, academics, and the public in order to facilitate informed decision making. It is designed for ease of use, readability, and navigation, and functions as a web-based interactive database through which the user can obtain a wealth of information.
The Rutgers-Newark NJDataBank provides data on current issues from the municipal to state levels that can be easily compared and presented in tables, graphs, and maps. Its easy-to-use format makes a wealth of data available to all citizens of New Jersey – community advocates, non-profits, schools, urban and suburban planners, political officials, and the media. According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, community indicators increase public awareness, foster civic engagement and collaboration, aid decision making, and promote accountability.
Stephanie Hoopes Halpin
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
Research Project Coordinator
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)